Disney, I swear to god, if this is just pure viral marketing bullshit for Tron: Legacy and you’re not releasing Space Paranoids on Xbox Live and PSN and whatever for real, I will come the Magic Kingdom and fuck you all in your ears. That’s a promise. I’ll even play “Call Me Doctor Dick” while I do. You’ve been warned.
I actually played Space Paranoids at the Flynn’s Arcade set-up at SDCC last year; I can tell you the game was 1) terrible and 2) I loved it anyways. The problem was the controls; you weren’t fighting the Recognizers as much as you were fighting your own tank, trying to get it even slightly were you wanted it to go. Still, it was playable version of Space Paranoids, and I enjoy every aggravating second of it. Disney: You’ve been warned. (Via First Showing)
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.